Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Stampin' Up! has launched a new section of the online store called the Clearance Rack.
All products in the Clearance Rack will be retired or discontinued items. Many of these
retired items will be offered at a substantially reduced price! Products are available while
supplies last. Items will be removed and new items will be posted depending on inventory
levels. Check back regularly at my online store and see what's on sale in the Clearance Rack!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Just Because :)

I love the colors in this Designer Series Paper, Flocked Together. I used the Top Note die in my Big Shot and slapped it on some pretty Tempting Turqoise cardstock, added a ribbon, stamped the sentiment from Define Your Life and a couple of brads to match and voila! Simple & quick card. My favorite kind ; )
p.s. Sorry for the dark photos lately....I'm going to read my camera's manuel and figure out how to use it properly for better pics!

Stamps: Define Your Life
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White & Flock Together DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Tempting Turquoise Brads, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Sponge, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals

Friday, September 18, 2009

Round and Round........

Lisa and I created a similiar card to this one during one of our stamping evenings recently. We had so much fun playing with her SU! stash and loved the results. I love using the Big Shot to make cards - you can mass produce so easily & quickly. This uses the Scallop Circle die and the Clear Circle die - they fit perfectly. I also made a liner for the inside of the card - so easy peasy!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: To The Nines Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow & Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Corduroy Button, Hemp Twine, Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Sponge, Scallop Border Punch

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Heather Summer's CASE

I saw this card on the extremely talented Heather Summer's blog and knew that I had to try it out on my stamp club girls. I've had this stamp set for a year and never inked it up (for shame!). I emailed Heather and she kindly gave me her blessing to case her card for the club. (thank you Heather!) I think next time I would use a lighter ink instead of the versamark to get more of the shadow effect. I still like how the card came out though : )
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink & Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Versamark
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Sponge, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Another Scrap Page

This page was pretty easy to put together as I used the Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit. The only thing that didn't come from the kit was the 'happy' definition stamp. I love these pictures of my kids...they are from last summer and I can see all the growth that has taken place in just one year.

Supplies Used
Stamps: Define Your Life
Paper: Old Olive Textured Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: Pink Passion, Old Olive marker
Accessories: Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit

Monday, September 7, 2009

Today I felt like scrapping and cranked out three pages! That's a lot for me but I guess it can go quicker once you get going. I usually scrap 12x12 but decided to try 8 1/2 x 11 with this picture of Max. I love this size! I guess I'm going to have to get some albums for it because I plan on doing more of them.

I embossed the chipboard letters with black craft ink and black embossing powder. It came out really thick and shiny...its easier to see in the picture below if you click on it. I've had the chipboard for at least a year and keep forgetting to use it! It gives a nice dimension to projects.

Supplies Used
Stamps: None! That's a first!
Ink: Black Craft Ink & Black Journaling Marker/Pen
Paper: Real Red, Night & Day Specialty Designer Series Paper, The Write Stuff DSP
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Black Brads, Red Polka Dot Ribbon &
1 3/4" Circle Punch

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Christmas Cards - Quick & Easy!

I purchased the Simply Scrappin' Kit called Christmas Jingle with the intention of making some pretty scrapbook pages and maybe show my club girls how great the SSKs are. Instead I felt inspired to make some cards the other day and before I knew it I had created 9 super easy cards with tons of the kit left to make many more and some pages! I used some of my own stuff on hand like a rhinestone brad, a scrap of ribbon, glitter or some embossing with the Big Shot. Other than that, everything you see is from the kit. I love it! They look so elegant, if I may say so myself ; ) This is definitely the way to go if a.) you are short on time b.) you have to make a lot of cards and c.) you want beautiful cards (or pages) without much effort. I'll post more as I make more. If you are interested in ordering this kit from me please email me! Thanks!

p.s. click on photo to enlarge and see detail better